Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
the u.s., is not where it was. what's replaced that is government stimuli around the world that has been effective in the main. the first chinese one was very effective. the situation in china right now, boy uld say, in the industrial b to b world, they're at, in my view, somewhere in the 2% range of growth. not 6%, not 7%. that's an industrial engine. thousands and thousands of small medias are having trouble. our supply chains are weak. and, of course, the slow motion train wreck that is europe and if i could be optimistic there, let's say they're on the rails again. they just need people to drive the train. maybe i can finish my run around the world with the one optimistic place that we should be thinking very positive about, which is the united states. we have a strong hand right now. our political process is not allows us to play it. capital is a coward. businesses hate uncertainty. we have uncertainty even in this country on things that matter. not the least of which being our phenomenal energy position, which i can talk about more, if you wish. maybe the u.s. can get its act
Oct 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
world's rich economies. u.s. growth is forecast to average 3%, much stronger than that was germany or france, at 1.2%, or even canada at 2.3%. increasingly the evidence suggests that the united states has come out of the financial crisis of 2008 in better shape than its peers because of the actions of its government. perhaps the most important cause of america's relative health is the federal reserve. ben bernanke understood the depths of the problem early and responded energetically and creatively. the clearest vindication of his actions has been that the european central bank after charting an opposite course for three years with disastrous results, has now adopted policies similar to the fed's, and thus avoided a potential lehman-like clapgz in europe. the leading experts on financial crises argue that the united states is performing better than most countries in similar circumstances in history. consumers are paying down debt, and consumer confidence is at its highest levels since september, 2007. every american recovery since world war ii has been led by housing except this one.
Oct 21, 2012 10:00am EDT
for that nation's brutal war, then the u.s. isn't the only major power picking a president for the next few weeks. i'll talk with beijing's reporter e van osnos. also i'll talk to the education innovator sal khan, the founder of khan academy about how best to teach our kids. >>> and what does a company with almost 700 planes and tens of thousands of trucks worry about? fuel. i'll sit down with fedex ceo fred smith to talk about the future of energy. that crucial subject, the future of energy is also at the heart of our latest gps special which airs tonight at 8:00 and 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. in global lessons, the roadmap for powering america will take you around the world to bring you ideas about energy back home. >>> but first here's my take. the second presidential debate has been studied andablized mostly as a prize fight. who punched hard, who missed a swing. that's fine. but there was a substantive aspect to the debate as well. president obama actually showed up this time and he was engaged and arctticulate as was governo romney. as a result we got a sense of the issu
Oct 14, 2012 1:00pm EDT
with u.s. and china than any two or three doing it on their own. the biggest story about the u.s./china relationship is how both sides are maneuvering each other, positioning each other to avoid any kind of condition and that is good. >> were you surprised romney dropped what had been a staple of his peaches, which was kind of a china-bashing paragraph? that was not in this foreign policy. >> i was relieved. i think the worth part of the romney campaign is the ceaseless and i think very feckless and ultimately dangerous china bashing. we want china as a rising economic power and as a responsible political player and i hope that this is an indication that romney at some level beyond the purely political and beyond the politics in ohio understands this. >> on that note, bret stephens, danielle, victory, bill, pleasure to have you all on. up next, "what in the world." the case for a new public policy in america. i'll explain. y in america. i'll explain. y in america. i'll explain. y in america. i'll explain. y in america. i'll explain. y in america. i'll explain. hy in america. i'll